Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent, The Takeaway

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Catalonia's President on The Push For Independence

Monday, April 13, 2015

Is the time right for Catalonia to declare independence from Spain? Catalonia's President Artur Mas thinks so. He joins us to discuss the future of his region.

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Georgia Golf Course Claims History in Civil Rights Movement

Monday, April 13, 2015

In 1961, the Charles L. Bowden Golf Course became the first place in Macon, Georgia to integrate. Decades later, it's becoming a national historic landmark.

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The Secret War For Puerto Rico

Monday, April 13, 2015

In the 1950s, the United States violently put down a revolution in Puerto Rico and worked to cover it up. Now over 50 years later, the truth is coming out.

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American Man Sentenced to Life in Prison by Egypt

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Egyptian government has sentenced the father and brother of Hanaa Soltan to death and life in prison, respectively. Here he reflects on the fate of her family.

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Ballpark Figures: The Unsung Heroes of Baseball

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Welcome to The Takeaway Weekender Podcast! 

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Actor Oscar Isaac on the Robert Takeover

Friday, April 10, 2015

Oscar Isaac, star of "Inside Llewyn Davis," "A Most Violent Year," and the upcoming "Star Wars" films, talks about his newest role in "Ex Machina."

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School Discipline: When Local Police Call the Shots

Friday, April 10, 2015

An investigation from the Center for Public Integrity finds that schools refer racial minorities and students with disabilities to police at rates much higher than their white peers.

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'Game of Thrones' Won the Internet This Week

Friday, April 10, 2015

Just the scent of new Game of Thrones episodes was enough to throw the internet (plus Seth Meyers, Sesame Street, and Key and Peele) into a tailspin this week. 

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Tornado Rips Through Northern Illinois

Friday, April 10, 2015

One person has reportedly been killed, and small towns like Fairdale suffered significant damage to buildings and infrastructure.

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Ballpark Figures: This Ballpark Organist Balances Twitter and Tradition

Friday, April 10, 2015

In our final installment of Ballpark Figures, organist Matthew Kaminski shares how he crowdsources musical taunts for the opposing team while keeping ballpark traditions alive.

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As World Watches, Obama and Castro Cross Paths

Friday, April 10, 2015

The White House says there are no plans for a one-on-one meeting between Cuban President Raul Castro and President Obama, but the two leaders are both attending a summit in Panama.

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How the NRA Twisted Gun Science and Silenced Researchers

Friday, April 10, 2015

In the early '90s, CDC research showed that households with a gun had higher rates of violent deaths. The NRA questioned the science and worked to cover it up.

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Ballpark Figures: The Life of a Ballpark Vendor

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Next up in Ballpark Figures: Ted Berg, a former stands vendor at Shea Stadium, tells us what he did when a Yankee fan spit chewed hot dog at him.

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ISIS Propaganda, Now Available in English

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The self-proclaimed Islamic State has launched a series of English-language broadcasts on the al-Bayan radio network. 

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Moral Darwinism: The Surprising Evolution of Human Values

Thursday, April 09, 2015

In his latest book, Ian Morris, a professor of classics at Stanford University, argues that our moral values are actually a function of the ways society organizes itself to get energy.

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The Fate of The Boston Bomber: Bostonians Will Have Their Say

Thursday, April 09, 2015

After being found guilty on 30 counts, Boston Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev may now face the death penalty. That process begins next week, and it will be up to the jury to decide.

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Life Inside a City Under Siege by ISIS

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Ramadi, the capital of Iraq's Anbar Province, faces water shortages, no electricity and daily bombardment by ISIS mortars. Vice News looks at how the city of 200,000 is fighting back. 

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Former Clinton Drug Czar on The Fight Between Science and Politics

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Gen. Barry McCaffrey weighs in on the behind the scenes jockeying over a scientific report on drug policy. He says science can easily get distorted when political agendas are at stake.

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After Video Surfaces, Officer Charged in the Murder of Walter Scott

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

On Saturday in North Charleston, South Carolina, white police officer Michael Slager shot and killed a black man named Walter Scott, who was apparently unarmed and running away.

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The Brontosaurus Is Back!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The debate is over, and paleontologists have confirmed it: The Brontosaurus is both a distinct genus and species. Welcome back, thunder lizard.

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